Why Become a Member?
UPC views membership as one step in a life-long discipleship process. Becoming a member of UPC is not so much about meeting certain requirements and having your name placed on a roll. It's about taking up the journey of Christian discipleship with the people of this congregation. The process of becoming a member at UPC is designed to introduce you to our community, equip you to navigate comfortably within it, and prepare you to join us in our mission to Share Hope in Jesus Christ.+ The membership process is an opportunity to wrestle with, and clarify, what you believe.
+ Membership is an affirmation of your commitment to God and his people.
+ Membership is a commitment to a particular part of God's family that nurtures continuing growth in your faith.
Our Core Values
ALIVE IN CHRIST
Called to be passionately committed to a local church, where we find spiritual health and opportunity for growth.
Called to share life together (Romans 12:4-5), encouraging building up one another up in faith, praying for one another, and learning and serving together.
LIVING FOR THE WORLD
Called to be the body of Christ in our world, we serve in a local church that God is using to impact the world.
What Happens Next?
SIGN UP FOR A MEMBERSHIP CLASS
The church is a place to belong, grow, and serve to the glory of God. Join us for our membership class, open to newcomers and those already active at UPC. The next class is Sunday, April 2, noon-2:30pm in Calvin Lounge. Please register before March 28. Childcare is not provided during the class, but you are welcome to bring your children with you.
If you decide to join, you will complete a registration form and be welcomed into the UPC family during a "joining day" Sunday service with other new members. Membership Sunday happens twice a year in conjunction with the classes.
According to Presbyterian tradition, you need to be baptized to be a member of the church. If you were baptized earlier in life, or at a non-Presbyterian church, it still counts. If you haven’t been baptized, you should be baptized as part of Membership Sunday.